moves to 15-2
WARNER — Michael Zurmehly’s double off the right field wall got Connors State on the board in the first inning and the Cowboys went on to beat Independence (Kan.), 3-1 on Wednesday at Warner.
Zurmehly’s swat put Connors up 1-0. In the fourth, Zane Williams drove in Ryan Kilmer, who reached base on an error, and Brett Thompson, who had previously walked, scored on a wild pitch.
Kyle Fillier was 3-for-4 and Williams was 2-for-2.
Dustin Williams (4-0) threw five innings and left with a blister, allowing one run on four hits. Carter Lance pitched four relief innings, allowing no hits and struck out six. It’s Lance’s first save of the year.
Connors (15-2) game with Hillsdale on Thursday was postponed. The Cowboys won’t play again until Saturday when Northern-Tonkawa comes into Warner for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.
BC pitching foiled
CLAREMORE — Bacone got some strong pitching but little offense and lost a pair of softball games Wednesday to Rogers State.
The Lady Warriors lost 1-0 in eight innings in the opener and again in eight innings, 3-2 in the second game.
In the opener, Robin Chriestenson allowed just four hits and gave up a run on a squeeze play in the eighth after a bunt single.
Krysta Hernandez allowed just three hits in the second game and an unearned run for the game-winner.
Alex Ramirez was 1-for-2 in the opener and 2-for-6 on the day.
Bacone (4-14) plays at Langston on Tuesday.
NSU softball splits
TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State picked up its first Lone Star Conference North Division softball victory with 5-4 victory in the nightcap of a double header at RiverHawks Park here Wednesday afternoon.
Trailing 2-1 in the fourth inning, Kelsey Totten erased the deficit with her first home run of the year to give the RiverHawks a 3-2 lead.
The Bronchos tied the game in the fifth as Megan Campbell reached on an error to lead off the frame and later score on a wild pitch to knot the score at 3-3.
Lauren Rome gave the RiverHawks a 5-3 lead in the sixth inning with her second home run of the year.
Jessica Johnson went the distance, improving her season mark to 4-3.
UCO won the opener, 7-4.
NSU will host East Central at 1 p.m. Saturday.